June 3, 2022
Western Hemisphere Regional
- “Iachr’s 2021 Annual Report Identifies Progress and Challenges Concerning Human Rights in the Americas” (Inter-American Human Rights Commission, Organization of American States, June 3, 2022).
Chapter IV.B mentions the States of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Guatemala, where serious human rights violations and attacks on democratic institutions are rife
- Oliver Stuenkel, “Brazil’s Foreign Policy Strategy After the 2022 Elections” (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Real Instituto Elcano (Spain), June 3, 2022).
Brazil is heading towards a presidential election which will have a profound impact on the country’s place in the world
- Adam Isacson, “How a Populist Ran Circles Around Colombia’s Old Left-Right Machinery” (Washington Office on Latin America, Responsible Statecraft (Quincy Institute), June 3, 2022).
Petro’s lead and Hernández’s surge dealt a heavy blow to Colombia’s traditional political machines
- Laura Castillo, Javier Flores, Adriana Peguero, Saulo Mota, “¡Soldados y Policias Tras la Caza de los Delincuentes!” (Listin Diario (Dominican Republic), June 3, 2022).
Al cuerpo policial le fueron sumados más de mil soldados de las Fuerzas Armadas, repartidos en los barrios del Gran Santo Domingo y provincias del interior del país
- “President Bukele Engulfs el Salvador in a Human Rights Crisis After Three Years in Government” (Amnesty International, June 3, 2022).
The Salvadoran authorities have committed massive human rights violations during the ongoing state of emergency
- Marcos Aleman, Christopher Sherman, “A Crackdown in el Salvador, and Fears of Arbitrary Arrests” (Associated Press, Associated Press, June 3, 2022).
Over the past 10 weeks, El Salvador’s security forces have arrested more than 36,000 people since the congress granted President Nayib Bukele the power to suspend some civil liberties to pursue powerful street gangs
Haiti, U.S.-Mexico Border
- Manuel Ayala, “Haitian Migrants in Tijuana Reject Migration Policy of Us, Mexico” (EFE, La Prensa Latina, June 3, 2022).
With a strong message of rejection of the migration policies implemented by the governments of the United States and Mexico, the Haitian community residing in this city lamented the death of two of its members who, in two separate events, lost their lives on May 5
- “La Comar en Numeros Mayo 2022” (Comision Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (COMAR Mexico), June 3, 2022).
- Lillian Perlmutter, “Up to 15,000 May Join Largest Ever Migrant Caravan to Walk Through Mexico to Us” (The Guardian (Uk), June 3, 2022).
Thousands of people huddled together for protection move north as leaders gather for Biden’s Summit of the Americas in LA
- Kevin Sieff, “A U.S. Murder Suspect Fled to Mexico. The Gringo Hunters Were Waiting.” (The Washington Post, June 3, 2022).
Here in Baja California, there’s one small unit of state police — 10 men and two women — assigned to catch them. Officially, they’re the International Liaison Unit. But they’re known by another name: the Gringo Hunters
- “Nicaragua Government Laying Waste to Civil Society” (Associated Press, Associated Press, June 3, 2022).
Nicaragua’s Sandinista-controlled congress has cancelled nearly 200 nongovernmental organizations this week, ranging from a local equestrian center to the 94-year-old Nicaraguan Academy of Letters
- “The Roots of Environmental Crime in the Peruvian Amazon” (InsightCrime, Igarape Institute, InsightCrime, June 3, 2022).
Peru’s Amazon is being razed at an alarming rate. This investigation unravels the broad range of environmental crimes driving forest loss
- Rose L. Thayer, “500 Texas Troops Sent Home From Mexico Border Mission as Others Build Fences and Patrol Rio Grande in Boats” (Stars and Stripes, June 3, 2022).
About 6,000 troops were still stationed along the river as of May 27 on a state-sponsored mission known as Operation Lone Star
- Aura Bogado, “Migrant Children Died on Border Patrol Chief’s Watch. Then She Ran an Emergency Shelter Under Biden.” (Reveal News, June 3, 2022).
Carla Provost came under scrutiny during the Trump administration for child deaths in custody, family separation and her membership in a xenophobic Facebook group